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VIDEO: Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hosts Villains Unleashed

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Over the weekend, Disney’s Hollywood Studios played host to Villains Unleashed, a special event in which 50 Disney villains (and many Disney fans) packed the park for some nighttime fun and special entertainment.


The event kicked off at Hades Hangout, where several Disney villains were welcomed to the stage – including Shan Yu, Bowler Hat Guy, Captain Gantu, Oogie Boogie and many others. One fan favorite was Dr. Hämsterviel, who made his debut appearance at Walt Disney World Resort during this event!


Speaking of cool characters, Disney Junior – Live On Stage was temporarily taken over by Star Lord and Gamora from “Guardians of the Galaxy” for an out-of-this-world dance party.


Many guests also dressed up to show their “villain” side for the occasion. Some of the amazing costumes I saw that night included Bomb Voyage from “The Incredibles” and Stinky Pete from “Toy Story 2,” among others. (Be sure to click through the gallery above to see more). In addition to meeting villain characters, guests also enjoyed special entertainment, including “Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show” and a Star Wars villain zone.

The evening ended with a spectacular appearance by Maleficent, who kicked off the night’s “Villainy In The Skies” fireworks spectacular.

Be sure to check out the video above for more!


  • Hi Jenn,

    This looks like it was a fantastic event and I hope it returns in the future. Thank you for sharing these fabulous photos, it appears as if great fun was had by all!


  • Jennifer,
    That party looks like it got started down right evil ish and ended magically memorable!
    Wish I lived a bit loser to enjoy these incredible Disney special events!
    Love the photo recap and story!
    Thanks for bringing it to life for those who could not be among the villains we all love unleashed!

  • Jenn,

    Took a special trip to do the event and was not disappointed. Yes, we waited in some long lines for photo ops, but we expected it going in. I was sorry we missed the shows, because watching videos later showed they were top notch. Now, looking at the footage from the Brown Derby, I think we could have set up an evil lair there for 5 hours!

    I only wish the event repeats itself because I could easily do it two more times and not see and do it all! Plus characters riding rides!

    Put me down for another trip if you have a second night, thanks for the memories!

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